The fast-paced lifestyle of most Americans has seen some major changes in the living dynamics over the past few years. Now, most adults prefer living in flats or apartments since these are a lot more affordable and they are at a convenient distance from the main hub of the city.
While apartments are a convenient option of living, the aspect of sharing walls and floors with multiple neighbors in the building have made pest control a particular problem. A pest infestation in an apartment is troublesome business because you really don’t know if the true source of the pest infestation is from your own flat or from that neighbor across the hall.
Major apartment pest infestations have to be addressed by the authorities with an overall inspection and extermination set in place. Taking precautionary measures to avoid pests from infiltrating your apartment can help the entire building community as a whole. Here are some tips to protect your apartment from a pest infestation.
Keep it Tidy
We all know the golden rule when it comes to pest control: keep it tidy. Almost every pest, big or small, is attracted to clutter and mess. Leftover food or unsanitary conditions of your apartment are primary reasons why a pest will be lured in the building. To prevent any pest infestation in the future, you need to start getting organized and cleaning up your mess.
Be Wary of Old Furniture
Certain types of pests like ants, bedbugs and termites are attracted to old wood. If you’re thinking of buying an economical piece of second-hand furniture from the China market, it’s probably not a good idea.
Caution after Travelling
Travelling and sleeping in hotel rooms and motels can easily transfer pests to your luggage. The most common type of pest transferred like this are the bed bugs. When you’re returning from your travels, make sure you clean your bags and luggage properly to avoid a pest infestation.
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